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which player/decoder do I need to watch DVDs with a DVD ROM

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by ron_wolpa, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. ron_wolpa

    ron_wolpa Member

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    aug 20th 2004

    Recently I purchased an LG GC 45 21B 2G DVD ROM ;
    Which player/MPG2 decoder do you recommend me to download and install in order to watch DVDs ?
    Will DVDs run on windows 98 ?
    (it seems all literature concerning that matter is dedicated to Windows XP ?!);
    Cheers
    RW
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  2. john179

    john179 Active member

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    Your dvd films will run fine on Windows 98.Power dvd is a good dvd player to use with windows 98.

    John179
     
  3. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Most dvd's you buy or rent usually have a player software on the dvd. The most common one is Interactual Player.(Not sure if its spelled right) Its not a great player, but will let you watch the dvd just fine. At dvd start-up it will ask if you want to install the player, just click yes.

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    Jerry746 this is ok as a stop gap but if you are working with windows 98 you may as well have the best for it.Take power dvd which is the best.It may not be free but you will get the best results with windows 98.I still use it on xp and by the way windows 98 is great oprating system i used it for years.It can still work well with most updated programes in 2004 which tells you how good it is.
     
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    Thats what I was giving him, a free way to watch a dvd. I have both Power dvd and Windvd. I always use Windvd. But if all someone wants to do is watch a dvd movie, just use the default player. Nothing fancy about it but it works fine.

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    No problem Jerry746 you are a wise man and very helpful to all.I use windvd as well as power dvd myself which are both good programes.

    Thanks
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    Hey John, no problem. All suggestions are helpful. It gives everyone several choices. Later

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  8. ron_wolpa

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    Hello
    I followed your directions and downloaded PowerDVD 5
    (I was obliged to update the directX) , installed it ;
    As I tried to play a DVD I´ve got powerdvd crash :
    ...................................................
    invalid instruction message :
    ...................................................
    POWERDVD executou uma instrução inválida no
    módulo CLVSD.AX em 0167:032ca3e1.
    Registros:
    EAX=00000000 CS=0167 EIP=032ca3e1 EFLGS=00210246
    EBX=00000015 SS=016f ESP=0439ff14 EBP=00ad0ce0
    ECX=00ad0ce0 DS=016f ESI=00ac6a0c FS=3aaf
    EDX=007d67c0 ES=016f EDI=ae766000 GS=0000
    Bytes em CS:EIP:
    0f 6f 01 0f 6f 49 08 8d 35 e0 32 2e 03 0f 7f c2
    Esvaziamento da pilha:
    00ac6a0c 032d2d99 00000010 00ac6a0c 0439ff50 00000000 00000000 032d3ad3 00000000 00ac6a0c 032d41ed 00000800 00ac6a0c 00000000 00ac6a0c 00000003
    ...................................................
    (Another problem with Power DVD is the cost )

    I downloaded Windows Media Player 9, thinking that
    it would play DVDs by itself ; then I got fed up
    by the 2nd time because... .... as per its Help :
    To play DVDs, you must have a DVD-ROM drive, and a software or hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer.
    The question is : what mpg2 decoder I can have in order to work with Windows MEdia player 9 and play DVDs ?
    Thank you for your posts ;
    RW



     
  9. ron_wolpa

    ron_wolpa Member

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    .............ah!! I forgot to mention that I tried to run a fair amount of DVDs and found no player on any of them...........
    RW
     

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